Bringing Nathanael West Back To Life: A Review of “Alive Inside The Wreck”

Alive Inside The Wreck by Joe Woodward OR Books, 272 p. One of the curiosities of time is that later generations can resuscitate a career, or the importance of an artist. Stewing in obscurity, scrounging for money, forced to work beneath their talents in their own time, artists turn into revered heroes long after they pass. Sometimes, this occurs naturally, as with Melville, while other times, people need to actively push an author as a forgotten, or a hidden treasure. […]

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